Speaking to Tucker Carlson in response to Hillary calling her a “Russian asset”, Gabbard said:
“The reason why she's doing this is because ultimately, she knows that she can't control me. That I stand for – I stand against everything that she represents, and that if I’m elected president, if I’m the Democratic nominee and elected president, that she won’t be able to control me, she won't be able to manipulate me, she won’t be able to continue to work from behind the curtain, to continue these regime change wars that have been so costly. Thousands of my sisters and brothers in uniform were killed in Iraq, a war that she championed. Their blood is on her hands. I am calling for an end to these regime change wars. This is why she's speaking out strongly and smearing my character and trying to undermine my campaign. And just as she is doing this to me, this is what will happen to anybody who is doing the same...the warmongering foreign policy establishment who are conducting this coordinated smear campaign and now, we know exactly why. It's because I’m standing up and speaking out strongly against the Hillary Clinton legacy, the warmongering legacy of waging these -- ...regime change wars, continuing to escalate these tensions between the United States, nuclear-armed countries like Russia and China, this nuclear arms race, bringing more profits to the military industrial complex. As president, I will end these counterproductive policies, these regime change wars, this new Cold War and arms race, and redirect our taxpayer dollars back towards serving the needs of our people right here at home.”
Gabbard's husband also responded to Hillary on Twitter:
Meanwhile, the Clinton loving media, doing what they do.